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humanitarian mission gone terribly wrong, in that case, somalia, one that ended with u.s. soldiers being dragged through the streets. not a good ending, and the colonel fears this one might not be, either. colonel, an honor to have you. what's your biggest worry? >> well, my biggest worry is simple. i don't really understand what the strategic vision is here, what is the outcome going to be. when you don't know the outcome what you worry about is the follow-on, what its retaliation by syria and are we now not going to be involved in a war we don't want to be in? >> neil: in somalia you can bring me up to speed. the idea was to get food and help out people in the middle of what was a growing civil war. so, our intentions and our purpose was sound, but it then went wildly awry. what happened? >> also the other part of the mission that was so important was to remove -- that was a very clear part of the objective and that is strange compared to what we see today because i -- everything we read is, our president and everybody says we don't want to remove assad from over there. so, it tells yo
the time the u.s. puts an end to all the talking and does something. >> welcome everybody, i'm neil cavuto. john mccain long ago argued syria crossed the red line now signs the president over the united states agrees and is ready to act. the senator in a moment on the potential fallout if this means war. first to scott martin on the fallout for investors. what happened today? >> well, neil, it was not pretty. this has been going on now for a couple of days. matter is skittish. we all know the economy is on very shaky ground, and now you're seeing, neil, as you mentioned, the rises mott prices on the gold, silver and metals, and oil, up three bucks a barrel today, near year-to-dade highs. that takes a lot of money out of the consumer's pockets. just a few cent rise can take billions out of the u.s. economy. >> neil: as you often remind me, scott, oil is traded like a commodity. not supply and demand. more like fear and greed. and if the perception is we could see a disruption in oil supplies out of the middle east, that's all these guys need. are they and too you think they are overracket r
the u.s. energy revolution, the prices of oil probably would have been up 10 to $20 a barrel, but because the u.s. is producing the most oil they have in 20 years we have been cushioned somewhat from all these global turmoils we have seen in the middle east. but i'll tell you what. our luck could run out because if you think about who is involved here, we're talking about syria, not major oil producer, but look at the players on the side. they have russia backing them, major oil producer. iran, fighting a proxy war, and on the other side, the united states, saudi arabia, the rest of the civilized world right now, it could marriage problem if we have a major explosion in the middle east, and we're very, very close right now, neil to that situation. >> neil: as you reminded me, oil is a commodity now. doesn't trade simply on supply and demand. which is often times hope and fear, and a greed issue. the beth seems to be it's going to be at least the possibility of a dislocation for a while and that's all these guys need to hear. >> that's all they need to hear. and there's a vali
are concerned how the government is going to use information it has about them. but we know these programs are essential and important because they have been able to thwart attackness the past. so it's a very significant issue. how do we prevent terrorist attacks in the future? we know that terrorist use technology to coordinate, and if osama bin laden was calling someone in the united states, we n't his stockbroker.hat because people need to know that the government is not going to gary all this information on them and one day in the future use it against them or have it leaked. this is a legitimate issue, and balancing those is not easy, and i think what we're struggling with as a country, how to protect americans and also protect their individual liberties and private expectations. it's not a trivial issue. >> neil: looks like republican are having a hard time reconciling those two extremes to hear senator paul tell it, if we're getting these constant reports out of the nsa that it went beyond just collecting over 115 million american phone records, to the latest news that is was every
with those of us in the medical profession and other interested people. we're going to get this done. this is not a battle between republicans and democrats and independents. we're talking aboutlet healthcare of the american populous. i peel to people to stop listening to the demagoguery and listen to logic. >> neil: it will come back to republicans want to torpedo this but have nothing in its place. should republicans have something or stripped down simple version ready to go but they're keen on defunding this thing now? >> well, i think we already have -- when i say we, i'm talk those of us interested in solving this problem. already something ready to go. and i don't think it's wise to take it and put it out there right now because then all of the energy will go to trying to destroy that. i think we need to be focused on finding a way to unfortunately deteeth the obamacare so we stop hurting the american people. you know, we need to be talking about making progress. this is only a small part of the problem but it's a big part of the economic situation that we find ourselves in. it
. the nsa using programs with code names like barney, oak star, storm brew and lithium. to filter and gather data. officials say it's given enough leeway to do it without a warrant. jennifer defreeze is one of the "wall street journal" report heroes broke this story. we were kidding during the break, maybe they should get it out because the drip, drip, drip is getting more incredible by the drip. >> i think every couple weeks we have a story that pretty much says remember that story we told you about a couple weeks ago? there's more than that. i would be interested to hear more about exactly what they're doing. but for now, we're finding information out as we can. >> neil: this is a lot of emails. this is probably a big ole database. do they contain the entire email? this does contain content as well as the to, fro lines of the emails and other internet transmissions. but i think one thing that's important to mention is that the doesn't mean the nsa is holding on to or sifting through the full 75% of internet transactions. this means they have the reach to cover that. and i think -- >> neil:
the skids. virginia's former democratic governor with us. governor, it's a real pleasure to have you. >> neil, good to be with you. >> you talk about this sort of weird juxtaposition between looking at the advancement and improvement we've made on things like racial equality, but not when it comes to just economic quality and the president himself mentioned it and said this is something party and generations have done. what is it that we can't budge? first of all, king's dream was based on the opportunity made available for people to live the american dream. consequently, the key at that time for all persons involved with the civil rights leadership was education. he felt if you could unlock the door, it would open other doors to advancement. unfortunately in today's economy, we find too many unemployed african-americans. we find too many instances and too many kids dropping out of school. we find too much violence in the communities. we find less parental involvement and we find communities throwing up their hands in di despair too many tis rather than saying we're not going to tole
that will use more services. as max bachus said, this is the train wreck, neil, and ceos under it. how can we plan going forward with this type of nonsense coming out of washington? and, hey, this is without even talking about what is going to happen in september and october, with the battle over the continuing resolution, the raising of the debt ceiling. neil, i can't imagine -- by the way i know you're going to think this is a shameless plug but on fox business, which you should demand if you don't get -- the coverage this morning was so spot on. i watched another network, forgive me, for a few seconds and nothing but cheerleading. everything is great and find. in the meantime, fox business dug through the numbers and they look at what the real effect it on the economy, and i got to tell you something. i'm a very optimistic person by nature. but you can't look at the raw data and you can't look at honest reporting on this economy, and say that mr. obama has been nothing but the worst thing that could ever happen to this nation economically. sorry. >> neil: we have to look at these numbers a
popularity goes up because people aren't used to people in charge admitting they were wrong and taking responsibility. he did it on civil rights when you had rioting in civil rights demonstrators beaten, and he had not properly prepared and planned for that eventuality. he blamed himself for that. self other instances during the kennedy administration when he did that. i think americans respect that. they admire it when a president does it. and when a president obfuscates it actually intensifies the problems he is dealing with. >> neil: sometimes as the press conference went on and i was listening -- very, very long appearings. i know he is a great lawyer and has legalees responses -- he could benefit from a short, terse jfk remark, and i'm reminded of this, after the bay of pigs fiasco and then-president kennedy talk about it. this is sport sweet. >> there's an old saying that victory has 100 fathers and defeat is an orphan, and i wouldn't be surprised if information is -- in regard to the recent activities. >> do you think that brevity might be helpful here? that the impactful, be to
weapons attack. let me -- >> neil: the debate raging in britain over the use of force in syria, and now 140 house members are demanding that same debate here on our side of the pond before any u.s. strike over there. >>> welcome. i'm neil cavuto. this is getting loud. 140 house members including 21 democrats, signing this letter to president obama, in it they say that the president needs congress' okay before authorizing any military strike on syria, and that anything short of that would violate the constitution. virginia republican congressman is a fellow leading this charge. he says that speaker john boehner needs to call back house members right now to discuss any syria action. the president, we're told, just called speaker baner to discuss concerns in this letter and the legal justification for any potential military action. now to the guy who authored the letter. very good to have you. >> thank you, neil. it's an important topic. >> neil: the key republican house leadership, including speaker boehner, have not signed this letter. what am toy read into that? >> ite knock surprised a
for something else. >> a lot more people than that accessing the benefits -- >> there's a lot of people using it as a part of the culture of dough people dense -- dependency. this is supposed to be a temporary fix for people out the trying to get a job, pounding the pavement, temporary fix to help them. not long-term dependency aid. >> eight to nine months is the average of people staying on food stamps. it's nine months. by the way -- >> absolutely impossible. if we doubled the food stramp program in the last five years, and they are only on eight to nine months there would be 100% turnover. >> then take it up with the government audit for because that's what they're telling me. >> let's do this. going forward. a lot of of people say things are getting better. that means food stamp programs should shrink. >> hopefully. these people are not pigs. $133 a month the average benefit is. why don't we try to live on $133 a month. >> cory booker did it. chris christie did it. i understand they all tried. but my problem is when they lower the bar, they makees easier to obtain food stamps they're just
tonight, a-rod could suit up as a yankee at u.s. cellular field in chicago against the white sox. should be a dandy. the dow is off. neil cavuto is on and starts right now. >> neil: well, it is not just a scandal. it is now a soap opera. no, i'm not talking about major league baseball and steroids. aim talking about our major tax collector and scandal because the irs isn't just digging up stuff on conservatives now it's reportedly sharing that stuff with other agencies. the latest on the dustup the white house says is phony. one of the targets here is saying, that's baloney. >> welcome everybody. i'm neil cavuto. auld the american future fund and now a house committee wants to know if its confidential tax information was inappropriately shared between ther is and the federal election commission. if so that would be a no-no to put i mildly. lawmaker does manning the irs turn over a series of cycle -- controversial e-mails which seem to indicate a link. lois lerner the sender and receiver of the i'ms, e-mails involving the tax exempt status of my next guest's group. nick ryan, amer
of the egypt mess the saudis pulled a fast one on us. welcome everybody, i'm neil cavuto. and john mccain said america was losing its pull in the middle east. today the saudis proved it because while we're debating whether to pull aid from egypt here the saudis promising them a blank check, and as we cut aid to cairo, riyadh will make up the difference. the saudis want the muslim brotherhood out of egypt just as much as the government-backed military does and they're spare nothing expense to help make it possible and this isn't just about the saudis. israel also supports the crackdown of the military, eric says when it comes to our waning influence, a very sorry state. we have very few in our neighborhood now. bottom line, eric, our friends, quasi-friends, aren't exactly heeding our friendly advice. >> basically our influence in the middle east in egypt in particular, is out the window. as you said, israel, the saudis, jordan, all telling us, please, back the egyptian military. the muslim brotherhood are the original islamic terrorist group. they spawned al qaeda, created hamas. they are inhe
now. computers are doing more of what they used to do. is that a bad thing, a good thing? >> we've had this discussion on fbn. i don't think it's necessarily a good thing. there was plenty of liquidity on the stock exchange years ago. some people say there's more people investing because of electronic trading. one thing good about humans they don't blow up. he's there. he's ready to buy and sell. he stops the prices when they start crashing because he knows the true market reflects something higher. he stops it from crashing. >> we are learning right now, charlie you probably know this better than i do, officials some the nasdaq are citing some unusual trade. humans apparently caught that and that's why they said, hey -- >> by the way, if those stock -- if those trades in large volumes went to human specialists they would have taxed it like this. >> it's a human telegraph that signaled that and said shut down. we don't know. we know some weird trades were getting their attention. >> right. >> what are we to take from that? >> we need more humans in these markets. that's my opinion. i t
you that person. have a great day. ralph rayburn, best to you. here comes neil. >> neil: he told us we could keep our doctor. maybe he should just keep his healthcare law because he just announced yet another delay and suddenly his most crowning achievement is on life support, and the president maybe by the reason, because today in a nation busy searching for answers, we have just one question. when you keep changing the law, and the timetable for that law, haven't you effectively broken the law? tonight, our lawyer says you have broken something much bigger. a promise and a trust. that now looks more and more like a bait and a switch. >> neil: welcome. i'm really glad to have you. one of my favorite people. i'm neil cavuto. the white house saying it's responding to healthcare provider concerns so he is delaying the cap on individual out of pocket expenses, after delaying companies having to provide coverage. mark levin, says stick a syringe in it and kill it now. this isn't about a law on life support. constitutional attorney says this is about a country on life support. and one mark
talking about mortgage rates north of 5%, and for folks used to mortgageness the three-something neck of the woods, brace. thes for three. five something is another matter. a lot of cross-currents today. i want to good to the new york stock exchange where trader ben willis is. well good, for you. chose not to wear a hawaiian shirt today. good optics. what happened today? what really happened? >> nothing to panic about. this is a normal process of a selloff of a mark that has been nothing but go up since january 1st of this year. this is a long awaited pullback necessary for the health of the market to be able to continue and have the discussion about a strong market in 2013 in december. we have had a great year up to august. it needs to have a pullback. this is when investors should look at their portfolio and a shot across the bow if you own bonds, why are you in bonds? i'm comfortable in saying it's probably not a good option for most american investors now to be holding bonds. selloffs like this are natural and normal. ing in dramatic. no panic in the market. you shouldn't panic. y
. very good to have you, rachel. thanks for joining us. so you're okay if the city ends up footing a good chunk of his legal bills to fight him? >> well, the problem is that this is costing us money every day he remains in office. that's why we launched this recall drive, to get him out of office because he wouldn't resign. if you consider all of the costs involved in having a city paralyze paralyzed, we have departments without heads and can't get new directors with our city in chaos. >> i'm sorry, i see where you're coming from. obviously he could use that as a wedge to keep himself in office. you didn't want that to be an excuse. is that a serious sticking point though? is that what's slowing this down? >> well, you know, i think emotionally it hate to think he did something wrong and we're going to pay for it. but we have to think pragmatically. this recall has been tremendously successful, unbelievably so. but we still have 80,000 signatures to gather. so a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush they say. so we're supporting this resolution to have his resignation. >> all right. i
for business. ♪ neil: to egypt now. the military says it needs to reassess its relationship with us so how about we reassess this. the more than one and a half million dollar west give that military. lawmakers calling to cut the aid up. mike baker says just do it now. mike, you have always been a critic of throwing good money after bad. now it's bad and now the folks who are getting it are reassessing their relationship with that i y would call it chutzpa. >> not the word that comes to mind. the fascinating thing is the reasons why now some of the members on capitol hill are talking about cutting off the aid. it's a little bit surreal in a sense, but we didn't have any problem with giving aid to moore si and the muslim brother ahold while they were busy removing rights of citizens and marching towards an islamic state. now the military is in there and what folks on capitol hill are calling a coup and they're outraged and want to pull out the aid, as if somehow that is going to give us leverage or that's going to send a message to the military in egypt. i say, look, i just don't want to thr
our own practices, even if one of us has a better plan. so that means that if you have a couple, both working, both who have health care insurance, one person in that couple may have better benefits. the spouse can't take those benefits. they're going to have to take the worst benefits that their employer is offering in this new reality. so, there's so many surprises that are in store for us that we -- nobody even really knows about yet. >> neil: that's where we bring to light the fees and things -- the navigators and all that. the president says, well, much ado about nothing. be bring this to folks' attention to say, did you know about this? died you know congress wants snout 97% of federal workers want out? we want to bring that to people's attention. >> and if people think that the people who are in congress being exempt from obamacare is where this ends, where there's a difference, who gets what insurance, that's just the beginning. it's going to be the same thing with who gets what kind of health care. not just insurance. >> neil: going to get ugly. >> it will be. >> neil: the pr
to take these pieces apart, feels a lot like the community reinvestment act which is what helped put us in this position. >> neil: we made housing not just a goal but a berth right. and everyone was entitled to a home. >> the initial thrust was interesting. if you're a bank in a certain community you into lend money to that community. that's not too bad. but really took a life of its own after the clinton got ahold of it and make it so, if you're a bank, you're going to do what we tell you to do. and what president doesn't tout home ownership. >> neil: also want to say, i'm the guy where housing increased under my leadership. but you know, i always -- i'm not an apologist for the banks, they're the biggest thieves on the planet but they're doing this at the behest of the government. i remember before the community reinvestment act, there was criticism of the banks not lending enough. now you have to lend even more. a housing meltdown. so you have to slow it down, and they're betwixt and between. >> and the government said, okay, we'll develop this mountain for bad stuff called fretty ma
and for the party. what should the grand ole party do? to donald trump who had boehner's ear at golf out go joins us on the phone. donald, did he talk about in the middle of the game a possible shutdown. >> his focus is on his work. >> but he was golfing with you? >> that is through. but he is a good man. nobody wants a shutdown. obamacare is very destructive. what it is doing to the country is very, very bad. we have just seen the beginning. so many businesses are going to be closing up. so many businesses are unable to afford it. so many businesses, neil, are hiring part time people and taking full time people and making them part time. this way they can escape the wrath of obamacare. something has to be done. it may die of its own weight. if you look what is happening, it may die of its own weight. most people don't have any idea what they are doing. >> neil: i think that was romney's pointed. this is on life support of its own. i'm paraphrasing there but romney seems to be saying, you republicans risk doing more harm to your cause trying to push a shutdown over this. what do you think 6 that? >>
were by design. he was asked if the u.s. would scrap an insurance based health care. >> obamacare is the right direction but we're far from having something that wick work. >> so we'll work beyond insurance. >> absolutely, yes. neil: don't say i didn't warn you. i was covering the vote and debate on the hill. this was ultimately the goal anyway, and even though some democrats expressed disappointment that we didn't end up getting a single pair system issue it was a trojan horse deal ultimate he leading to that. >> all right. to -- katy, they have tipped their hand here, this would eventually -- might still be the goal. are you surprised? >> i'm not surprised. you're very good at predicting things like this. >> it's not about me. >> you know everything. >> neil: my name is still on the show. anyway, what do we have to fear? >> death by a thousand cuts. we're seeing insurance companies pulling out of this, states limiting insurance exchanges, companies not willing to submit their customers to fraud to these changes, employers cutting the 40-hour work week, unions and the base saying
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